Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy birthday P&P

(Updated below.)

Today is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

This is one of my favorite scenes from the book, as translated by my favorite film version:

If your browser won't display the embedded version, click here.

Hat-tip to the New York Public Library for the reminder, although they asked their Facebook followers which of the five Bennet sisters they preferred. As if.

Bonus: p3 Sunday morning toon review regular Jen Sorensen condenses P&P to 18 fabulous, quote-filled panels -- although the best quote goes to Sorensen herself: "Elizabeth delivers a refusal for the ages." Heh.

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